This is a self portrait. Kinda makes me think of a Cigar Mag Cover (fake smoke and cherry glow)
Location: Canada, B.C., Vancouver
Photo Set: YaLongHair
Date: 2008-04-07
Shot: #DSCF2842
Processing: Extensive Processing and Digital Art (fake smoke and cherry glow)


cigar, fake cherry glow, fake smoke, jrz, magazine cover, portrait, relax, rewards, smoke


  • Carla Jensen
    Carla Jensenalmost 4 years ago

    Amazing image….James!! And I agree with you it dose make one think of a cigar mag. Magnificent work!! WTG =D

  • Thanks! (I had to look up WTG and the =D I figured out.)
    [I just moved this comment to a reply from 10 days ago, since I’m new here and didn’t figure it out tell recently]

    – James Zickmantel

  • Lee d'Entremont
    Lee d'Entremontalmost 4 years ago

    Very Nice!

  • I’m glad you enjoyed it too! I do it first for myself (covers cost), but your compliments are very rewarding (payment in full).

    – James Zickmantel

  • SteffiCraig
    SteffiCraigalmost 4 years ago

    You are very cool, James! You can submit it to the “Sexy Smokers” Group!!! :))))

  • Okay, awesome suggestion! I also added it to the other smokers group.
    Thanks for the compliments and great suggestion!

    – James Zickmantel

  • DawsonImages
    DawsonImagesalmost 4 years ago

    Nice portrait, quite well done

  • Wow! There seems it be a little list of comments forming on this one… and from my favorites too;-) Thanks Big~D it means a lot I appreciate it.

    – James Zickmantel

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 4 years ago

    bravo !
    my best, francis.

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 3 years ago

    great shot of yourself James. very handsome. what is the “R” in your signature?

  • The R is for Robert so technically I’m a Jimbo, Jim Bob, J.R., etc.
    I’m not sure how I missed the comments on this picture? There must have been a BubbleBug.
    Anyway thanks for the compliments!

    – James Zickmantel

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

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    (¸.·´ (¸.·´ .·´ ¸¸.·¨¯`·.Great portrait , nice light and pose, Nicely done and presented thank u for making bridge picture your favorite..appreciated

  • Oh hi! I missed a few comments somehow?
    Thanks for the bunny licks and compliments, and I’ll through in a “thank you” and “you’re welcome” for good measure.

    – James Zickmantel

  • William Bullimore
    William Bullimoreabout 3 years ago

    Awesome self-portrait.

  • Thanks. I feel sometimes it’s a bit too saturated, but that’s okay.
    The smoke and cherry glow I faked.
    Also I was holding a neon desk lamp in my hand which added the cool blue tones of lighting from in front of me (to the right).

    – James Zickmantel

  • Lois Romer
    Lois Romerabout 3 years ago

    fantastic self portrait, looking very suave and handsome.

  • Thanks, it sure hits the spot doesn’t it.

    – James Zickmantel

  • Lois Romer
    Lois Romerabout 3 years ago

    haha your biased

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